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Rodney King Reportedly Arrested On DUI Charge In Moreno Valley

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(credit: Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner)

(credit: Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner)

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MORENO VALLEY (CBS) — Sources tell CBS2 and KCAL9 that Rodney King has been arrested for an alleged Tuesday afternoon DUI in Moreno Valley.


King, who has battled substance abuse issues for several years, was reportedly pulled over for a routine traffic stop just after 3:30 p.m., according to officials.

TMZ, the celebrity Web site, says King has a prior DUI.

Back in 2003, King reportedly blew through an intersection at more than 100 MPH before crashing into a power pole and house.

King, who turned 46 this past April,  appeared on “Dr. Drew’s Celebrity Rehab” in 2008 and “Sober House” in 2009.

King’s beating during a 1991 arrest, caught on videotape, made him a household name. When the four officers who kicked and hit him more than 50 times were acquitted, LA endured six days of dearly rioting. In all, 53 people were killed and property damage topped $1 billion.

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